Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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No, it's not Sunday. Yes, it's Culinary no-no.
I’m about to make liberals mad. Of course I do that often. No surprise. So here we go.
I’ve had one of these, actually more than once.
That's a classic sandwich from...
I can make liberals mad again.
On November 7, 2006, I voted on a state of Wisconsin constitutional amendment:
"Marriage. Shall section 13 of article XIII of the constitution be created to provide that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state and that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state?”
I voted yes along with 1,264,309 others for a 59.43% final tally, a major victory for traditional marriage.
Chick-fil-A isn’t McDonald’s. But it’s no slouch having raked in annual sales of more than $4.1 billion last year from more than 1,615 locations in 39 states and
It shouldn’t come as any shock that the Baptist Press wanted to talk to Cathy about, what else? His faith.
Cathy told the Baptist Press in an article published on July 16 when asked about support of the traditional family, “"Well, guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that. We intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
The not-so-tolerant left went into a tizzy.
“In recent days you said Chick-fil-A opposes same-sex marriage and said the generation that supports it has 'an arrogant attitude.’ Now—incredibly—your company says you are backing out of the same-sex marriage debate. I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in
“Because of this man's ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A's permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward."
"Chick-fil-A values are not
"Do not disrespect us...We, too, are
The Rev. Charles Lyons of the
"Must those whose personal values do not conform to those of the government of the day move from the city Is the City Council going to set up a 'Council Committee on Un-Chicagoan Activities' and call those of us who are suspect to appear before it?"
Cardinal Francis George of
‘‘Closest (hash)ChickFilA to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.’’
San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee in a tweet.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that despite his own support of same-sex marriage, he disagrees with some of his fellow mayors who have said that the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is not welcome in their cities because of its opposition to gay marriag
“…which part of the First Amendment does Menino not understand? A business owner’s political or religious beliefs should not be a test for the worthiness of his or her application for a business license.”
"Gay marriage” is mock marriage. It’s fantasy – a dead end. Even a child knows this intuitively and, in their heart-of-hearts, lefties and 'gay' activists know it, too. That’s why they respond so violently when people snicker at it or, as in the case of Dan Cathy, even respectfully acknowledge that it’s not grounded in reality.
The wonderful thing about liberals is that they almost universally overplay their hand. They respond to 'inconvenient truths' with hysterical, reactionary overreach. There’s been a magnificent backlash from their attacks on Chick-fil-A. They’ve picked a fight they cannot win."
Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action.
'...the right to free speech -- especially speech that reflects Christian beliefs -- is nowhere more threatened than in our schools. It's crucial that we teach our children that the Chick-fil-A episode isn't about being for or against gay marriage; it's about having the freedom in the United States to express any opinion, with the confidence that you have that right.”
Columnist Mary Beth Hicks
"The multi-billion dollar company has stirred the ire of left-wing extremists in recent days. Their crime? Failure to obey the nauseating, mind-numbing dictates of political correctness. Dan Cathy – a devout Christian and CEO of the biblically based eatery – recently made a few innocuous public comments in support of legitimate marriage – sentiments the vast majority of morals-minded Americans happen to agree with. (I sent an email to Chick-fil-A corporate suggesting that, in reprisal, they add frog legs and ham hock to the menu. No reply thus far.)"
"Just a week after the eruption of the Chik-Fil-A controversy, now a bakery in Denver is being picketed and protested and denounced because its owner declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
"This bullying has got to stop -- not only because it's wrong, but because it's un-American.
"The only way a country as large and heterogeneous as ours can survive is if we are willing to tolerate beliefs and assumptions we don't share (trust me; conservatives have to do it every day whenever we turn on MSM or go to the movies). The store owner explained that he is happy to bake for gay people generally, but gay marriage violates his beliefs. It would be wrong for people to picket businesses that choose to support gay marriage; it is likewise wrong to picket a bakery because its owner doesn't want to bake a cake for the ceremony (especially when there are many, many other bakeries happy to oblige).
"That's especially true because for many (if not most) of those who disapprove gay marriage, those beliefs are based not on mindless antipathy, but rather on centuries of Christian religious teaching. The stance reflects no hatred or unreasoning fear of gay people (i.e., 'homophobia'; it has simply been (and remains) part of many people's mainstream religious belief in this country for as long as it has existed -- and freedom of conscience must and should be respected here.
"As I am a conservative, many gays (and their most militant straight advocates) won't listen to me, but I wish someone that they would listen to -- President Obama? -- would explain to those who 'punish' people who don't believe in gay marriage that this bullying is counterproductive to their cause. It changes no minds, and it only results in greater animus and division."
Columnist Carol Platt Liebau
On Wednesday, August 1, I’d love to participate in a national effort, Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day by patronizing the only Chick-fil-A restaurant in
Even so, my guess is the media will devote more time and attention to a protest planned this Friday.
UPDATE WITH MANY PHOTOS.